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Thank You: Thanks extended for help when ill

February 25, 2001

A few weeks ago I was blindsided by a virus, which sent my whole world spinning out of control. When I tried to sit up, I couldn't. I felt as if I was rolling downhill. I reached over to turn on my light and everything tilted. I called 911, then I called my wonderful neighbor, Evie Ford, to help me sit up and put a robe on and make my way into the bathroom. I was dizzy, nauseated, had a splitting headache and felt as if I was going to keel over.

In a matter of minutes the Westmorland Volunteer Fire Department responded and stayed with me until the ambulance arrived. Fire Chief Sergio Cruz and one of the volunteer firemen helped the paramedics get me to the ambulance, and I was transported to Pioneers Memorial Hospital.

At the hospital I was treated by the ER doctor, Dr. Michael Burke, and several other professionals. They were all very respectful and courteous while treating me. After giving me medication and observing me for awhile I was sent home to recuperate. Since I had no way home, once again my neighbor, Evie Ford, came to my rescue. Mrs. Ford is a great neighbor, as are her children, and very helpful to a little old lady.

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I have been treated with nothing but respect every time, and I just want everyone to know how much it's appreciated.

Pioneers Memorial Hospital is "our" hospital in the Northend, and thank you all for being there.

PAT McCUTCHEON

Westmorland

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